Glassy Bluebottle - Graphium cloanthus

The Glassy Bluebottle (Graphium cloanthus) is a swallowtail butterfly (Family: Papilionidae) found in Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It has a wingspan of about 80 – 90 mm.

Glassy Bluebottle - Graphium cloanthus
Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail Butterfly

4 comments:

Andrea said...

It is beautiful, i bet the greenish portion is much greener than that in the actual color. We have G sarpedon, but it is very difficult to photograph. What are its larval food? thanks.

birdy said...

Thanks Andrea for the feedback. I think the color variation is a natural phenomenon with respect to regions. Personally, I don't have much information about this species, as I saw and shot this butterfly for the first time in my life. Due to shortage of time, I was not able to observe it completely. After a search on the net, I found that the larval host plants are Cinnamomum camphora, Persea odoratissima and Persea thunbergii in the family Lauraceae and Michelia alba in the family Magnoliaceae.

fotografia ślubna Lublin said...

Great photo!

birdy said...

@Fotografia ślubna Lublin, Thanks for the visit and comment.